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War and Peace

In his autobiography My Early Life, which concluded the time before World War I and was published before World War II, Winston Churchill takes this lesson from the Boer Wars: Let us learn our lessons. Never, never, never believe any war will be … Continue reading

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Vomiting in Court

Of course I tell my clients how to behave in court, what to wear, what to say, what not to say, how to react emotionally and when to start sobbing (if I think that they would be good actors). In some … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Does it really matter if Nelson Mandela dies, as long as Morgan Freeman is still alive? And what does this say about the line between reality and film? Before you criticize me for publishing this now, keep in mind that … Continue reading

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Mandela deserves better

The mail delivery centres where you have to pick up the parcels that are too big to be squeezed through the letter slot, are rarely housed in beautiful buildings or located in enticing parts of the city. My local Royal … Continue reading

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